Advantages Inexpensive but a decent wine
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Like a lot of Australian producers that produce wines in mass quantities, Lindemans wines are probably as much a work of science as they are of art. The wine making process is fairly standardized and there is a lot of effort made to do things track the temperature of the vineyards where the grapes are growing in order to achieve a consistently good yield of wine. The wines are blended to be drinkable upon release rather than to benefit from further aging.This doesn't sound like the type of methodology that is very promising to make a quality bottle of wine, but year in and year out I end up being impressed by Lindemans wines.
This grape is known as Syrah in France and Shiraz in Australia.
The grape is thought to be named for a city in Persia (Shiraz) where it probably originated. It produces full rich wines of intense colour and flavour.
The grape was introduced to Australia in 1832, it is now the most widely planted red grape variety in Australia where it is sometimes blended with Cabernet Sauvignon or occasionally with Mourvedre.
The nose changes a bit as the wine opens.
The initial aroma upon pouring is peppery, with a light herbal content and an astringent twinge.
As it sits in the glass, more and more fruit comes out, first plums and then strawberries. The colour in the glass is a deep, inky red. The label proclaims this bottling to have an ABV of 13.5%, but it doesn't really taste that strong.
The taste is pleasing. The pepper is right there in the foretaste, giving way to a satisfying mouthful of fruit and a good lingering finish.
Again, I have to question the 13.5% figure. I would guess there is more like a 12% alcohol content to this wine than the cited figure, but that's fine--ABV is only important if you are trying to get drunk, the way I see it.The 2007 Lindemans Bin 50 Shiraz is, as usual, a great value for the price.
It isn't a special bottle of wine, but it is heads and tails above most wine made at such a low price . It is lighter bodied wine than I expected, and can be paired with lighter foods in addition to the usual assortment of meats.
This wine is big enough to handle steaks, lamb and game with ease.
It is also good with pasta, spicy, chocolate and - naturally - chocolate!
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The generous flavours and contemporary, easy-drinking style of Lindeman's Bin 50 Shiraz combines easily with food, family and friends. Colour:...
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